Floatation REST (Restricted Environment Stimulation Therapy)

Research Articles for
 

STRESS MANAGEMENT

K. Honnsson, A. Kjellgren (2016) Promising effects of treatment with flotation-REST (restricted environmental stimulation technique) as an intervention for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. – summary

A. Kjellgren, J. Westman (2014) Beneficial effects of treatment with sensory isolation in flotation-tank as a preventive health-care intervention. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. – summary

A Kjellgren, F Lyden & T Norlander. (2008) Sensory Isolation in Flotation Tanks: Altered States of Consciousness and Effects on Well-being. Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden – full research

S Bood, L & K Nordstrom (2006) Eliciting the Relaxation Response With the Help of Flotation–REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique) in Patients With StressRelated Ailments. Karlstad University. – full research

Dirk Van Dierendonck & Jan Te Nijenhuis (2004) Flotation restricted environmental stimulation therapy (REST) as a stress-management tool: A meta-analysis – summary

A., Barabasz M., Dyer R. & Rather N. (1993). Effects of Chamber REST, Flotation REST and Relaxation on Transient Mood State. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp.113-120. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc. – summary

Ewy G., Sershon P., Freundlich T. (1990). The Presence or Absence of Light the REST Experience: Effects on Plasma Cortisol, Blood Pressure and Mood. Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. – summary

A. Kjellgren, J. Westman (2014) Beneficial effects of treatment with sensory isolation in flotation-tank as a preventive health-care intervention. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. – summary
 
 
CHRONIC PAIN & RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

Fibromyalgia Floatation Project – The International Floatation Research Group (Ongoing) – website

Borrie R & Dr T Russell (2011) Floatation REST Therapy Results in Pain Relief and Relaxation for Fibromyalgia Patients. London, Berlin, Colleyville & Rotterdam. – summary

H Edebol, T Norlander, S A Bood (2008) Chronic Whiplash-Associated Disorders and Their Treatment Using Flotation-REST – summary and full research

Sven-Ake Bood (2007) Bending and Mending the Neurosignature. Karlstad University Sweden – summary

A Kjellgren, U Sundequist, T Norlander, T Archer (2001) Effects of flotation-REST on muscle tension pain – summary

Turner J. Jr & Fine T.H. (1985). REST-Assisted Relaxation and Chronic Pain. Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio, USA – summary
 

ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

Morgan P.M (2013) The acute effects of flotation restricted environmental stimulation technique on recovery from maximal eccentric exercise. Northern Illinois University – summary

Oshin Vartanian, PhD & Peter Suedfeld, PhD. (2011) The Effect of the Flotation Version of Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique (REST) on Jazz Improvisation. University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada – full research

Bayler D (2000) Effects of REST on improving golfing performance – summary

Bond J. AIS (1997). Floatation Therapy Current Concepts – Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra – summary

Baker D.A. (1990). The Use of REST in the Enhancement of Sports Performance-Tennis. Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.181-187. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press. – summary
 

BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS

Barabasz M., O°Neill M. & Scoggin G. (1990). The Physiological Panic Button: New Data. Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.112-119. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.

Budzynski T.H. (1990). Hemespheric Asymmetry and REST. Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Theoretical and Empirical
 
 
CREATIVITY ENHANCEMENT


Literature on REST Research Enhancement of Creativity Baker D.A.(1987).
The Effects of REST and Hemispheric Synchronization Compared to the Effects of REST and Guided Imagery on the Enhancement of Creativity in Problem-Solving.  2nd International Conference on REST. pp.122-126. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications
 

SMOKING CESSATION
 
Barabasz M. & Barabasz A. (1993). Treatment of Trichotillomania and Smoking with Hypnosis and REST. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp.145-156. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Fine T. & Bruno J. (1985). Floatation REST and Smoking Cessation: A preliminary Report, Health and Clinical Psychology. North Holland: Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.*
 

EATING MODIFICATION


Barabasz M. (1993). REST : A Key Facilitator in the Treatment of Eating Disorders. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp.121-126. New York: Springer-VerlagNew York Inc.

Dyer R., Barabasz A. & Barabasz M. (1993). Twenty-Four Hours of Chamber REST Produces Specific Food Aversions in Obese Females. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp.127-144. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

Borrie R.A. (1985). Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy used in Weight Reduction. First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation. pp.144-151. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.


SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Barabasz M., Barabasz A. & Dyer R. (1993). Chamber REST Reduces Alcohol Consumption: 3, 6, 12, and 24 Hour Sessions. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp.163-173. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

Adams H. (1988).REST Arousability and the Nature of Alcohol and Substance Abuse. Journal of substance Abuse Treatment. Vol.5, pp. 77-81.
 

PRE-MENSTRUAL SYNDROME


Jessen W. (1993). The Effects of Consecutive Floats and Their Timing on Premenstrual Syndrome. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp. 281-288. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

Goldstein D.D. & Jessen W.E. (1990). Flotation Effect on Premenstrual Syndrome. Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.260-266. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.
 

CHILDREN WITH AUTISM

Harrison J. & Barabasz A. (1993). REST as a Treatment for Children with Autism. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp. 269-280. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc. – summary

Suedfeld P. & Schwartz G. (1980). Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST) as a Treatment for Autistic Children. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Vol.4, #3, pp. 196-201. William & Wilkins Co. – summary
 

ANXIETY REDUCTION

O’Toole P. & Barabasz M. (1997). Effects of Rational Emotive Therapy and REST on Social Anxiety. 6th International REST Conference. San Francisco.

Pudvah M.B. & Rzewnicki R. (1990). Six Months in the Tank: The Long-Term Effects of Flotation Isolation on State Anxiety, Hostility, and Depression. Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.79-85. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.
 

EXTENSIVE LISTING - ALPHABETICAL ORDER

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Adams, H. B. – Arousability and the Nature of Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Adams, H. B. – Therapeutic Potentialities of Sensory Deprivation Procedures – International Mental Health Research Newspaper 6(4), 7-9
Adams, H.B. – The Incredible History of REST Technology – Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.11 -28. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press
Adams, H. B. – Effects of reduced stimulation on institutionalized adult patients& – “In P. Suedfeld, Restricted Environmental Stimulation.”” Research and Clinical Applications. New York: Wiley, pp. 320-364.”
Adams, H. B. – Studies in REST III: REST, Arousability and the nature of alcohol and substance abuse – Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 5, 77-81
Adams, H. B. – Studies in REST: Arousability and the nature of alcohol and substance abuse – Report for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service
Adams, H. B. Robertson, M. H., Cooper, G. D. – Facilitating Therapeutic personality change in patients by sensory deprivation. – Paper presented at the International Congress of Psychology
Adams, H. B., Cooper, G. D., & Carrerra, R. N. – Individual differences in behavioral reactions of psychiatric patients to brief partial sensory deprivation – Perceptual and Motor Skills, 34, 199-217
Adams, H. B., Cooper, G. D., & Scott, J. C. – REST and reduced alcohol consumption – Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on REST
Åsenlöf, K., Olsson, S., Bood, S. Å., & Norlander, T. – Case studies on fibromyalgia and burn-out depression using psychotherapy in combination with flotation-REST: Personality development and increased well-being. – “Imagination, Cognition and Personality”
Atkinson R. – “Short-Term Exposure to REST: Enhancement Performance on a Signal-Detection Task.” – “Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp.93-100. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.”
Atkinson, Richard – Short-Term Exposure to REST: Enhanced Performance on a Signal-Detection Task – Selected Papers from Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation, p. 93-100
Azima, H., Vispo, R.; Azima, F.J. – “Observations on anaclitic therapy during sensory deprivation.” – “In P. Solomon, P E. Kubzansky, P. H. Leiderman, J. H. Mendelson, R.Trumbull & D. Wexler, Eds., Sensory Deprivation, Cambridge,MA: Harvard University Press, pp. 143-160.” 
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Baker D.A – The Effects of REST and Hemispheric Synchronization Compared to the Effects of REST and Guided Imagery on the Enhancement of Creativity in Problem-Solving – 2nd International Conference on REST. pp.122-126. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications
Baker D.A – The Use of REST in the Enhancement of Sports Performance-Tennis. Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary – “Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.181-187. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press”
Ballard E. – REST in the Treatment of Persistent Psychophysiological Insomnia – Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp. 187-203
Barabasz M., Barabasz A. & Dyer R. – Chamber REST Reduces Alcohol Consumption: 3,6, 12 and 24 Hour Sessions
Barabasz A.F. & Barabasz M. – Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives
Barabasz, Arreed E. – Effects of Brief and Long Term REST on Conformity of Perception of Figure Inversion – Paper delivered at First International Conference on REST and Self Regulation, Denver, Colorado
Barabasz A., Barabasz M., Dyer R. & Rather N. – Effects of Chamber REST, Flotation REST and Relaxation on Transient Mood State
Barabasz M. & Barabasz A. – REST: A Key Facilitator in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
Barabasz, A., Barabasz M., Bauman J. – Restricted environmental stimulation technique improves human performance: rifle marksmanship – Perceptual and Motor Skills, 76, 867-873.
Barabasz M. & Barabasz A. – Treatment of Trichotillomania and Smoking with Hypnosis and REST
Barabasz A.F., Barabasz M. – Controlling Experimental and Situational Demand Variables in Restricted Environmental Stimulation Research – Second International Conference on REST, pp. 110-121
Barabasz, A. F. – “Restricted environmental stimulation and the enhancement of hypnotizability: pain, EEG alpha, skin conductance and temperature responses” – “International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 30, 147-166.”
Barabasz, A.F.; Barabasz, M. – Effects of restricted environmental stimulation: enhancement of hypnotizability for experimental and chronic pain control. – International Journal of Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis: July 1989; 37(3):217-31.
Barabasz M., O’Neill M. & Scoggin G. – The Physiological Panic Button: New Data – Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp. 112-119.
Barabasz M., O’Neill M., Scoggin G. – The Physiological panic Button: New Data – Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.112-119. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.
Barabasz, M.; Barabasz, A.; Darakjy-Jaeger, J.; Justice, T.; Anderson, K.; Trevisan, M. – Effects of Dry Floatation REST on Hypnotizability, EEG and Skin Conductance in Lighted and Unlighted Conditions  – Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Barabasz, A.; Barabasz, M.; Warner, D.; and Bauman, J. – Effects of Dry Floatation REST on Marksmanship Performance: More Data – Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Barabasz, M.; Barabasz, A. – REST Effects on Human Performance – Washington State University, Pullman, WA Barabasz M. & Barabasz A. – REST Effects on Human Performance – “6th International REST Conference. San Francisco.”
Barabasz, A. F. and Barabasz, M. – The effects of consecutive floats and their timing on premenstrual syndrome; Jessen, Walter.; Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation
Belden, Allen, and Gregg Jacobs – REST in a Hospital-Based Stress Management Program – Paper delivered at First International Conference on REST and Self Regulation, Denver, Colorado
Best, J.A. – Satiation and sensory deprivation combined in smoking therapy: Some case studies and unexpected side-effects – International Journal of Addiction, Vol. 12, pp. 337-359
Bexton, W.H., Heron, W., & Scott, T.H. – Effects of Decreased Variation in the sensory environment – Effects of Canadian Journal of Psychology, 8, 70—76. Copyright 1954. Canadian Psychological Association
Bond J. – To float or not to float… is that the question? How to maximize your use of the Sport Psychology float tanks. – How to maximize your use of the Sport Psychology float tanks.
Bonk, Richard – Altered States: From Fiction to Face: Introducing the Altered Waking States Induction Method – Wellness Center Etc., Inc.
Bood, S. Å. – Bending and mending the neurosignature. Frameworks of influence by flotation-REST (Restricted environmental stimulation technique) upon wellbeing in patients with stress related ailments – “Doctoral dissertation, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden. ISSN 1403-8099.”
Bood, S.A. – Floating Effective for Stress and Pain, Research Suggests – Science Daily (Nov. 6, 2007)
Bood, S. Å., Sundequist, U., Kjellgren, A., Nordström, G., & Norlander, T. – Effects of REST(Restricted Environmental Stimulation technique) on Stress related muscle pain: Are 33 flotationsessions more effective than 12 sessions? – Personality and Behaviour, 35, 143-156
Bood, S. Å., Sundequist, U., Norlander, T., Nordström, L., Nordenström, K., Kjellgren, A., et al. – “Eliciting the relaxation response with help of flotation-REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique) in patients with stress related ailments.” – International Journal of Stress Management, 13, 154-175.
“Bood, S. Å., Sundequist, U., Kjellgren, A., Nordström, G., &
Norlander, T.” – “Effects of flotation-REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique) on stress related muscle pain: What makes the difference in therapy, attention-placebo, or the relaxation response?” – Pain Research and Mangement; 2005 Winter;10(4):201-9.
Borrie R.A. – Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy used in Weight Reduction – Roderick Borrie, Ph.D. – A Proposal for an International Floatation Project
Borrie R. – The Benefits of Flotation REST in a Pain Management Program
Roderick Borrie, Ph.D. – A Proposal for an International Floatation Project – The following proposal was developed as a cooperative effort by the participants of the 2010 Floatation Summit on September 25 -26, 2010 in London. That this proposal materialized is a statement of the high level of cooperation that occurred at this meeting.
Roderick Borrie, Ph.D. – Toward Wider Clinical Use of Flotation REST – This paper was presented September 25, 2010 at the 2010 Flotation Summit in London, UK.
Borrie, R.A. – The Benefits of Flotation REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy) in a Pain Management Program. – 6th International REST Conference. San Francisco.
Borrie, R.A. – The use of restricted environmental stimulation therapy in treating addictive behaviors. – International Journal on Addiction, 1990-91;25(7A-8A):995-1015.
Borrie, Roderick and Dr. Tamara Russell – Floatation REST Therapy Results in Pain Relief and Relaxation for Fibromyalgia Patients
Borrie R., Dana J., Perry S., & Friedman M. – Flotation REST, Physical Therapy and Psychological Intervention in the Treatment of Physical Disabilities – Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp. 289-296
Borrie RA, Suedfeld P. – Restricted environmental stimulation therapy in a weight reduction program – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7420419?dopt=Abstract
Brockmeyer, Arthur – Floating and Asthma Reduction: A Case Study and Baseline Study Formula – Paper delivered at First International Conference on REST and Self Regulation, Denver, Colorado
Bross, Michael – A Cybernetic Model of Restricted Environmental Stimulation Effects
Bross, M. & Zubek, J.P. – Progressive increase in the CFF of the non-occluded eye during prolonged monocular deprivation – Canadian Journal of Psychology
Brownfield C. – Slow REST or Fast Drugs: Meditation or Medication
Bruno, J. J., Heilbronner, R., Fine, T, H. & Turner, J. W. – “The use of subjective reports from REST: towards a developmental systems framework.” – “Proceedings of the First International Conference on REST and Self-regulation.”
Budzynski T.H. – Hemespheric Asymmetry and REST – Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Theoretical and Empirical Developments in Flotation REST. pp.2-21
Budzynski T.H. – A brain lateralization model for REST – “Paper read at the First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation, Denver, March.” 
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Cahn H.A. – Sensory Isolation used with Cognition Modification Training to Restore Medically  Declared Unfit Persons to Duty and Reduce Absenteeism in City of Phoenix Maintenance Workers – “First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation. pp.167-178”
Cahn, Harold – A Novel Application of Sensory Isolation: Tank Training to Reduce Sickness Abstenteeism in City of Phoenix Employees – Paper Delivered at First International Conference on REST and Self Regulation, Denver, Colorado
Christensen, D.; Barabasz, M. – Effects of REST and Natural Environment Videos on Recovery from Induced Stress – Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Cohen, S.I.; Silverman, A.J.; Shmavonian, B.M. – Psychophysiological Studies in Altered Sensory Environments – Journal of Psychomatic Research, 1962, 6, 259-281
Cooper, G.D., Adams, H.B., & Scott, J.C. – Studies in REST I: Reduced Environmental Stimulation Therapy and Reduced Alcohol Consumption – Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
Coren, S., Suedfeld P. – Data vc Drama: Introductory Psychology Textbook’s View of REST Research – Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary pp. 62-69
Crawford H. – Psychological Comparisons of REST and Hypnosis: Implications for Future Research. – Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp. 175-186. 
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David B. – A Pilot Test of REST as a Relapse Prevention Treatment for Alcohol and Drug Abusers
Davidson, D.M.; Winchester, M.A.; Taylor, C.B., Alderman, E.A.; & Ingles, N.B. – Effects of Relaxation Therapy on Cardiac-Performance and Sympatheric Activity in Patients with Organic Heart Disease – Psychosomatic Medicine, 1979, 41, 303-309
Deaton, JE – Effectiveness of isolation in the reduction of cigarette smoking – [no source provided]148:750-753.
Delmonte, M.M. – Psychological Responses During Meditation and REST – Biofeedback and Self-Regulation, 9 (2), 181-200
DiRito D. – Motivational Factors in Alcohol Consumption: Extending Hull’s Model
Doré R. Shefransky, A. Betsy McCormick, Thomas H. Fine and John W. Turner, Jr. – Rheumatoid arthritis – Medical College of Ohio Toledo, Ohio
Dyer R., Barabasz A. & Barabasz M. – Twenty-Four Hours of Chamber REST Produces Specific Food Aversions in Obese Females 
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Edebol, Hanna; Bood, Ake Bood, Sven; Norlander, Torsten – Chronic Whiplash-Associated Disorders and Their Treatment Using Floatation-REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique) – Qualitative Health Research
Edebol, Hanna; Nordén, Tommy; Norlander, Torsten. Behavior Change and Pain Relief in Chronic Whiplash Associated Disorder Grade IV Using Flotation Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique: A Case Report. Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2013, pp. 206-216.
Eichorn, D. – AUDITORY SIGNAL DETECTION IN VARIOUS LEVELS OF RESTRICTED ENVIRONMENTAL STIMULATION – University of British Columbia
Ewy G., Sershon P., Freundlich T. – The Presence or Absence of Light in the REST Experience: Effects on Plasma Cortisol, Blood Pressure and Mood. – Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp. 120-133. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press. 
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Fine T. & Bruno J. – Flotation REST and Smoking Cessation: A Preliminary Report Fine T.& Turner J.W. – “The Effect of flotation REST on EMG Biofeedback and Plasma Cortisol” – “2nd International Conference on REST. pp.148-155.
Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.”
Fine T.H. & Turner J.W. – First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation
Fine T.H. & Turner J.W. – 2nd International Conference on REST
Fine T.H. & Turner J.W. – Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary
Fine T. & Turner J.W. – “The Use of Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST) in the Treatment of Essential Hypertension.” – “First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation. pp.136-143. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.”
Fine, Thomas; Turner, John Jr. – The Effects of Brief Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy in the Treatment of Hypertension – Behavioral Therapist, 1982, 250, 567-570
Fine, Thomas; Turner, John Jr. – Rest-assisted Relaxation and Chronic Pain – Proceedings of the III International Congress on Psychology
Fine T., Mills D, Turner J. Jr. – Differential Effects of Wet and Dry Flotation REST on EEG Frequency and Amplitude. – Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp.205-213. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Fine, Thomas; Mills, Donna; Turner, John Jr. – Differential Effects of Wet and Dry Floatation REST on EEG Frequency and Amplitude
Fine, Thomas H., M.A. and Borrie,  Roderick, Ph.D. – Flotation REST in Applied Psychophysiology – NA
Fine, T.H.; McCormick, B.A.; Shefransky, D.O.; and Turner, J.W. PhD. – EFFECTS OF RESTRICTED ENVIRONMENTAL STIMULATION THERAPY ON CORTISOL, PAIN AND INDICES OF INFLAMMATION IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITICS – Medical College of Ohio, Department of Psychiatry and Department of Physiology.
Forgays, Donald G.; Forgays, Deborah K. – CREATIVITY ENHANCEMENT THROUGH FLOTATION ISOLATION – Journal of Environmental Psychology
Forgays, Donald G.; Belinson, MJ – Is Floatation Isolation a Relaxing Environment? – Journal of Environmental Psychology
Foster D.S. Ph.D – EEG and Subjective Correlates of Alpha Frequency Binaural BeatsStimulation Combined with Alpha Biofeedback. – 6th International REST Conference
Francis W.D. & Stanley J.M. “The Effects of Restricted Environmental Stimulation on Physiological and Cognitive Indices” – “First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation. pp.40-49. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.”
Fuerst, K. and Zubek, J. P. – “Effects of sensory and perceptual deprivation on a battery of open-ended cognitive tasks.” – Canadian Journal of ‘Psychology, 22, 122-130. 
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Goldstein D.D. & Jessen W.E. – Flotation Effect on Premenstrual Syndrome – Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp. 260-266
Grant, Mark – Sensory Deprivation and Schizophrenia – Journal of Mental Science, Vol. 105, pp. 235-237
Grunberg N.E. – Potential Applications of Restricted Environmental Stimulus Therapy in Behavioral Health – “Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.36-50. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.” 
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Hanna, I.D.; Burns, N.M.; Tiller, P.R. – Behavioral and physiological response to varying periods of sensory deprivation – Air Crew Equipment Laboratory, U.S. Naval Air Material Center, Philadelphia, Bureau of Medicine, 1963, MR005, 13-066.6
Harrison J. & Barabasz A. – REST as a Treatment for Children with Autism – Clinical andExperimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp.269-280.
Helmreich N.E. – The Critical Role of Personality and Organizational Factors as Determinants of Reactions to Restricted and Stressful Environments
Heron, W., W. H. Bexton, and D.O. Hebb – Cognitive Effects of a Decreased Variation to the Sensory Environment – Book: The Deep Self
Hill, S.; Eckett, M.J.H.; Peterson, C.; Harkness, E.F. – “A pilot study to evaluate the effects of floatation spa treatment on patients with osteoarthritis” – Complementary Therapies in Medicine
Holmes Atwater, F. – LISTENING TO BINAURAL BEATS TO ENHANCE THE EFFECTS OF RESTRICTED ENVIRONMENTAL STIMULATION THERAPY
Hood, R.W. Jr., Morris, R.J. – Sensory Isolation and the Differential Eliciatioin of Religious Imagery in Intrinsic and Extrinsic Persons
Hu Pei-Cheng, SU Ying – Effects of flotation therapy on relaxation and mental state
Hu Pei-Cheng, SU Ying – The origin and status quo of flotation therapy – Clinical Psychology Journal (China) 1999; 7:248-252.
Hu Pei-Cheng, Wang RR, Shang ZH – Flotation therapy in treatment of patients with primary hypertension – Clinical Psychology Journal (China) 2000; 14: 414-416
Hunt, Terry – Body-Centered Therapies: A Holographic Paradigm for Understanding REST 
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Jacobs GD, Heilbronner RL, Stanley JM. – The effects of short term flotation REST on relaxation: a controlled study. – Health Psychol. 1984;3(2):99-112.
Jacobs, Gregg, Stanley, John M., Heilbronner, Robert – The Short-Term Flotation REST on Relaxation: A Controlled Study – Paper Delivered at First International Conference on REST and Self Regulation, Denver, Colorado. pp.179-185
Jacobs G.D., Kemp J.C., Keane K.M.& Belden A.D. – A Preliminary Clinical Outcome Study on a Hospital Based Stress Management Program Utilizing Flotation REST Biofeedback
Jacobs, T. – The effect of the floatation version of restricted environmental stimulation technique (REST) on Jazz Improvisation – Music and Medicine, October 2011 3(4), p. 234-238
Janda, Louis – REST in the Treatment of Obesity – Paper Delivered at First International Conference on REST and Self Regulation, Denver, Colorado
Jessen, W. E. – In-tank floatation therapy – Restricted Environmental Stimulation (pp. 152-157).
Jessen W. – The Effects of Consecutive Floats and Their Timing on Premenstrual Syndrome
Jonsson, Kristoffer; Kjellgren, Anette – Promising effects of treatment with flotation-REST (restricted environmental stimulation technique) as an intervention for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD): a randomized controlled pilot trial
Justice, T.; Barabasz, A.; and Trevisan, M. – EFFECTS OF SIX HOURS OF LIGHTED AND LIGHT-FREE DRY FLOATATION RESTRICTED ENVIRONMENTAL STIMULATION (REST) ON CHANGES IN ABSORPTION AND MOOD STATE – Washington State University, Pullman, WA 
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Kjellgren, Anette – Relaxation in a floatation tank brings peace and quiet, increased well-being and reduced pain. – The Swedish Research Council 05.11.2003
Kjellgren, Anette – The Experience of flotation-REST (Restricted Environmental Stimultation Technique): Consciousness, Creativity, Subjective Stress and Pain. – “Doctoral dissertation, Göteborgs Universitet, Göteborg, Sweden. ISSN 1101 718X.”
Kjellgren, Anette; Lyden, Francisca; Norlander, Torsten – Sensory Isolation in Flotation Tanks: Altered States of Consciousness and Effects on Well-being – The Qualitative Report Volume 13 Number 4 December 2008 636-656
Kjellgren, A., Sundequist, U., Sundholm, U., Norlander, T., Archer, T.; – Altered Consciousness In Floatation-REST and Chamber-REST: Experience of Experimental Pain and Subjective Stress
Kjellgren, A., Sundequist, U., Norlander, T., & Archer, T. – “Effects of flotation REST on muscle tension pain.” – Pain Research and Management, 6, 181-189.
Kjellgren, Anette – “Beneficial effects of treatment with sensory isolation in flotation-tank as a preventive health-care intervention – a randomized controlled pilot trial” – BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2014, 14:417
Kuola G. M., Kemp J., Keane K.M. & Belden A – Replication of a Clinical Outcome Study on a Hospital-based Stress Management and Behavioral Medicine Program Utilizing Floatation REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique) and Biofeedback 
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Landon, P. B. & Suedfeld, P. – Complex cognitive performance and sensory deprivation: completing the U-curve – Perceptual and Motor Skills, 34, 601-602.
Landström, A., Bood, S.Å., Kjellgren, A., & Norlander, T. – Treating stress related pain in a clinical sample with flotation-REST:A further report on improvementson pain assessed by the Pain Area Inventory (PAI). – Social Behaviour and Personality,35, 1279 1280
Lee, A. B. & Hewitt, J. – “Using visual imagery in a flotation Tank to improve gymnastic performance and reduce physical symptoms.” – International Journal of Sport Psychology
Levin, J and Brody, N. – Information-deprivation and creativity – “Psychological Reports,
35, 231-237.” 
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Mahoney M.J. – Applications of Flotation REST in Personal Development. – Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.174-180. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press
Maier, W.J. – Sensory Deprivation Therapy of an Autistic Boy – American Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol. 25, pp. 228-245
Malowitz R., Tortora T. & Lehmann C.A. – “Effects of Floating in a Saturated Epsom Salts Solution Disinfected with Bromine on the Aerobic Microbial Flora of the Skin” – “Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.139-150. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.”
McAleney, P. J., Barabasz, A. & Barabasz, M. – “Effects of flotation restricted environmental stimulation on intercollegiate tennis performance.” – Perceptual and Motor Skills
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O’Leary, Daniel S., Robert L. Heilbronner – Floatation REST and Information Processing: A Reaction-Time Study – “Proceedings of the First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation. Toledo: Medical College of Ohio, pp. 50-61”
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Ramirez Monzon, Carmenza – REST and Smoking Cessation in a Latin American Country – Paper Delivered at First International Conference on REST and Self Regulation, Denver, Colorado
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Richardson, Sean O. – Imagery, Progressive Muscle Relaxation and Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Enhancing Mental Training and Rowing Ergometer Performance through Flotation REST
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Ruzyla-Smith P. & Barabasz A. – “Effects of Flotation REST on the Immune Response: T-Cells, B-Cells, Helper and Suppressor Cells.” – “Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp. 223-238. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.”
Rzewnicki R., Wallbaum A.B.C., Steel H. & Suedfeld P. – REST for Muscle Contraction Headaches: A Comparison of Two REST Environments Combined with Progressive Muscle Relaxation Training – “Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.245-254. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.” 
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Schultz, Duane P. – Sensory Restriction: Effects on Behavior – New York: Academic Press
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Dr. Schurbruck, M.D., Dr. Bergman, M.D. Juergen Tapprich – Treatment of psoriasis
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Scott, Jacque – Doctors Using Isolation Tanks as Medical Tool – The Corridor Corral
Shafransky D.R., McCormick B.A., Fine T.H. & Turner J.W. Jr. – Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST) on Serological Markers of Inflammation in Rheumatoid Arthritis – 6th International REST Conference. San Francisco
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Stanley, John M., William D. Francis, and Heidi Berres – The  on Cognitive Tasks – Paper Delivered at First International Conference on REST and Self Regulation, Denver, Colorado
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Tikalsky F.D. – Restricted Environmental Stimulation, Relaxation Therapy, Social Support and Mental Imagery as a Treatment Regimen in Breast Cancer – “Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp267-271. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.”
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